Winter Blues

Flashback Summer: Winter Blues - 1940s vintage holiday outfit, fur jacket, tilt hat

Today is my 26th birthday, and I'll be celebrating with my family with lunch and a Star Wars viewing!  My father's birthday is tomorrow, and we're all gearing up our Christmas travel this week, so we're keeping it simple and celebrating together today.

1940s Poinsettia Dress - Simplicity 4900

Flashback Summer: 1940s Poinsettia Dress - Simplicity 4900

Are you ready for a SUPER festive outfit?! Check out my most recent make, a 1940s poinsettia dress!   When I saw this fabric, I initially intended to make a gathered skirt.  Next, I thought I'd make a wiggle dress (for which my red gingham version was a test muslin), but as fabulous as that is, I am really in need of more comfortable dresses rather than dressy ones.  When this gifted 1940s wrap dress/robe pattern from Amy of Myscira Makes arrived in the mail... I realized it was perfect!

DIY Holiday Brooches {with Free Template!}

There's nothing like a brooch to turn an everyday outfit into a holiday outfit!  The simple addition of a themed brooch can turn a green dress into a Christmas dress or a navy suit into a festive Channukah ensemble!

How to Make a Vintage Skirt

As we continue this month of holiday clothing, I've got a tutorial for you guys!  One of the easiest way to add holiday style to your wardrobe is to make a skirt out of a fun novelty print.  You can use holiday fabrics or even repurpose old tablecloths.

Red Gingham Wiggle Dress

Flashback Summer: Red Gingham Wiggle Dress vintage 1960s

Although you guys know I tend toward 1930s and 40s styles, there are some items from other decades that I just really love, like 1950s suits and--today's feature--50s/60s spaghetti strap wiggle dresses!


I want to invite you to participate in a fun and easy style challenge for the month of December!  Whether you're celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other holiday in December, share your themed outfits they've inspired!